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Amelia

Wiercioch

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#19

Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Tustin, Calif.
High School: Rosary Academy
Experience: High School

Bio

2019 - Sophomore (Stats): Played in 14 games in the circle, making six starts and picking up two victories … Owns one save so far this season, which is tied for eighth in the ACC … Opened her sophomore season with 3.0 innings of relief work against Notre Dame (Feb. 7), picking up the win behind two strikeouts and one unearned run on three hits … Picked up her save in Duke's win against Liberty (Feb. 9), getting the final two outs of the 3-1 victory … Made her first start against Washington on Feb. 9, going 2.2 innings and striking out three … Threw 2.1 innings of relief work against Charleston Southern on March 3), picking up her second win of the season.

2018 - Freshman (Stats): Played in 55 of Duke's 56 games during the 2018 season, making 45 starts … Of those 45 starts, 22 came in the circle, as she led the Blue Devils with 154.2 innings pitched and 11 wins … Also topped the program with two shutouts, four complete games, 26 strikeouts looking and two saves, including the first in program history (Feb. 16 vs. Penn State) … Tallied a .287 clip at the plate, while collecting 41 hits, 28 RBI, 12 runs, nine doubles, three home runs and two triples … Her three home runs finished second on the team … Finished the season with eight multi-hit games, including three three-ht performances … Her six multi-RBI showings finished second on the team and she finished as one of two players (Raine Wilson) to record four runs batted in for one game … Threw the first pitch in Duke softball history in the Blue Devils' 4-3 win at Florida Atlantic on Feb. 8 … Responsible for the first hit, double, RBI and strikeout thrown in the same contest … Started her Blue Devil career by tallying a hit in all five games of the FAU "First Pitch" Classic … Nearly threw the first no-hitter in Duke softball history, holding Purdue without a hit through 6.1 innings and only giving up one total in the Blue Devils' 1-0 win on Feb. 17 … Did not allow a run during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, earning her Most Valuable Pitcher honors … Her fielder's choice against Yale (March 2) in the eighth inning secured a 4-3 walk-off victory, the first in Duke softball history … Recorded her first multi-hit contest by going 2-for-2 with four runs batted in against Lehigh (March 3), including the first grand slam in program history in the fourth inning … That performance also stands as the first four-RBI showing by a Blue Devil in program history … Tallied the first three-hit game of her career with a 3-for-4 showing in the first game at the College of Charleston (March 14), driving in two runs, scoring two of her own and tallying a double and home run … Turned in a 3-for-4 showing in Duke's 6-5 win against USC Upstate (March 28), tallying a double and a triple with a pair of runs driven in … Recorded the walk-off one-run single in Duke's 2-1 win against Georgia Tech on April 6 … Went 2-for-3 in the final game of the series at Notre Dame on April 14, highlighted by recording the first inside-the-park home run in program history … Finished the season recording at least one hit in 12 of the final 14 contests, including recording four multi-hit performances … 

High School/Travel Ball: Played four seasons for head coach Tom Tice and the Rosary Academy Royals … finished her Royal career with her name throughout the Rosary Academy record book, standing second in career wins (43), fourth in career strikeouts and fifth in single-season wins (18) and single-season strikeouts (127) … four-time All-Trinity League honoree, including landing first team honors her senior season and pulled in Trinity League Scholar Athlete honors her final year … reeled in 10 wins and tallied a 1.84 ERA, while hitting .356 with 22 RBI and four homers in her senior season … put together one of the greatest pitching seasons in Rosary Academy history during her junior campaign, earning 18 victories with a 1.47 ERA and leading her squad to a 19-9 record … earned 15 wins the season prior while tallying a scorching .412 clip at the plate with 12 runs batted in and three home runs … tied a high school record in her freshman season with four saves and also churned out a 1.66 ERA … was presented the Royal Award (team MVP) after her sophomore season and the team’s Defensive Player of the Year after her junior year … played for four years for the Courage under head coach Craig Weaver … tallied a .413 cumulative average, putting together an 82-19 record with 402 strikeouts over 675 innings pitched … made PGF Nationals appearances from 2012-16, including a first-place finish in 2014 (14U Platinum) and a fifth-place finish in 2013 (12U Premier) … also showed excellence in the classroom, earning Principal’s Honors all four years … also a four-time Scholar-Athlete and California Scholarship Federation member … member of the National Honor Society, along with a number of other honor societies: Science, History and American Sign Language.

 

Personal: Born Amelia Grace Wiercioch in Newport Beach, Calif., on Jan. 15, 2000 … daughter of Dan and Courtney Wiercioch … has one sibling, Lindsey … plans on majoring in interdepartmental music and psychology.

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